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Chancellors and Presidents Engagement Program

The NCAA Chancellors and Presidents Engagement Program provides valuable information to chancellors and presidents to familiarize them with intercollegiate athletics and the Association. These resources focus on the importance of institutional participation in the NCAA governance structure, the relationships between the national office and institutional and conference leaders and advocacy for student-athlete success.

The program is available to all current NCAA chancellors and presidents seeking to utilize available resources from the national office, whether they are a first-time chancellor or president, transitioning from one division to another or starting tenure at a new institution, at no cost to the institution.

Engagement Opportunities

Engagement opportunities focus on an overview of the NCAA, touch on Association-wide and Division specific information as well as current issues facing intercollegiate athletics. Chancellors and presidents are encouraged to utilize these opportunities to better acquaint themselves with the Association. Options include but are not limited to:

Customized Campus Visit: Tailored to the institution’s needs via a pre-assessment, identified individuals from the NCAA national office will visit campus to engage in dialogue with the chancellor/president and provide education on areas of interest/concern.

NCAA National Office Visit: An opportunity for executive staff members from the school to visit the NCAA national office to engage in dialogue with key contacts and gain a better knowledge of the departments and their roles in the Association.

NCAA Convention Session: During the annual NCAA Convention, a session will be conducted to provide a broad overview of Association-wide issues followed by division-specific orientation sessions. Convention registration and some travel accommodations will be covered by the NCAA for program participants.

Regional Sessions: Hosted at regional sites in conjunction with national programs, chancellors/presidents may participate in a seminar, training, or reception to further engage each other.

Conference Meeting Sessions: Hosted in conjunction with conference meetings, chancellors/presidents may participate in a seminar, training, or reception to further engage each other.

Peer Presidential Mentor Phone Call: Connects the new chancellor/president with an experienced chancellor/president to engage in dialogue and discuss any current issues or questions.

Key Contact Call: Connects the new chancellor/president with a key contact in a certain subject matter area (e.g., enforcement, finances, leadership development, etc.) to engage in dialogue and discuss any current issues/questions.

Videoconferences: Connects the new chancellor/president with another experienced chancellor/president or a key contact in a certain subject matter area (e.g., enforcement, finances, etc.) to engage in dialogue and discuss any current issues/questions via videoconference.

Contact Us

For additional information about the Chancellors and Presidents Engagement Program, or to schedule an engagement opportunity, please contact Jeannie Ortiz, assistant director of leadership development, via email at jortiz@ncaa.org or by phone at 317-917-6242 or Sarah Sadowski, coordinator of leadership development, via email at ssadowski@ncaa.org or by phone at 317-917-6714.